The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (jointly, “the Academies”) welcome the opportunity to comment on the proposed regulatory framework to support the implementation of the Third Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme.
The Academies strongly support the objectives of the Legislative and Governance Forum to future-proof and modernise the gene technology system. Accumulated experience has shown that the National Gene Technology Scheme is no longer fit for purpose in its current form. The Scheme needs significant reform to keep pace with gene technology advancements and to address the policy problems outlined in the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS).
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